After obtaining her MSc degree in Bioprocess Control on a scholarship to the University of Southern Denmark, Suvina joined a biotechnology innovation centre, LIFElab in 2006 where she began her career as a portfolio manager focusing on health-related technologies. In 2010, she moved to another government funding organisation, the Technology Innovation Agency, where she worked in the commercialisation of various technologies, ranging from wind turbines to medical devices. 
During this time, Suvina had graduated cum laude with an LLB degree from UNISA. She took the opportunity to specialise in intellectual property law at one of the big five law firms in South Africa and a leading law firm in Africa. At this time, she was admitted as attorney of the High Court of South Africa.
Suvina also obtained a Bachelor of Technology degree in Biotechnology at DUT and was top student in her undergraduate studies in biotechnology at Technikon Natal which she completed with distinction. Her passion for technology innovation saw her join UKZN InQubate as director in 2016.